travel rewards

How understanding your travel rewards can maximize value

How understanding your travel rewards can maximize value

I have two different MasterCard credit cards, one for personal expenses and the other for business expenses. Although on a cursory glance they appear to have a similar travel rewards program, in fact there are significant differences. Understanding the distinct features of each card helps me to maximize the value I get from each one. MBNA Rewards World Elite MasterCard My business card is the MBNA... »

Why using Aeroplan points didn’t add up

Why using Aeroplan points didn’t add up

My husband and I are planning a trip to Spain and Portugal in the fall of 2015 that includes a one week river cruise. We cancelled our Aeroplan Visa last March, but we decided to blow our account balance on either economy tickets with premium bulkhead seats or business class tickets. But in the end we got a better deal by using only the travel points accumulated since March on our new Capital One ... »